An Intelligent Mobile Floating Application to Aid Seniors in using the Smartphone using Machine Learning


Yilin Chen1 and Yu Sun2, 1USA, 2California State Polytechnic University, USA


The twenty-first century is a century of rapid technological growth, one significant area being the smartphone [4]. By 2021, more than eight percent of US adults own a smartphone. Smartphones are capable of making phone calls, messaging texts, making purchases, taking pictures, playing games, finding roads, and more. However, not everyone is a beneficiary of this technology. Seniors often fall behind in this technology advancement. They often struggle with finding the right button to press or get confused with the variety of functions. This paper develops a floating application that when launched, checks the opening application and displays a list of its functions. Then, the user can select what they want to do, and the application will begin a tutorial to guide the senior in using their phone. We applied our application to Google Play and conducted a qualitative evaluation of the approach. The results show that this application will be effective in facilitating seniors in using the smartphone.


Machine Learning, Big Data, Mobile Application.

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